“The purpose of all of this (the Haredi draft) is to take haredi youth into an evil culture,” Yisrael Eichler (MK from Agudat Yisrael) said.
Our army is compassionate, peace-loving as much as an army can be, and operates with a strong moral code. It started a special unit called Nachal Charedi specifically for the needs of the Ultra-Orthodox soldier. The purpose of the unit is to allow these men to serve in the IDF in an atmosphere conducive to their religious convictions, within a framework that is strictly halachically (according to Jewish law) observant. My daughter, being one of the few religious girls in her unit, is given the opportunity to daven (pray) three times a day. She is not given these times begrudgingly, but with respect and understanding. With all the amazing things that our Israeli army does - for its soldiers and for its citizens, the last turn of phrase I would use is 'evil culture'.